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"Poison" is a pop song by Australian female group Bardot, and was the first single from their debut album Bardot (2000). It was co-written and produced by Australian producer Michael Szumowski.

Single by Bardot
from the album Bardot
B-side"Empty Room"
Released17 April 2000
FormatCD single
GenreUrban, Pop
LabelWarner Music Group/WEA International
Producer(s)Michael Szumowski
Bardot singles chronology
"I Should've Never Let You Go"
Audio sample

The single attracted much hype due to its inclusion on the high-rating Popstars program and debuted at number 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, where it spent two consecutive weeks, and was certified double platinum.[1] It became the sixth highest selling single in Australia of 2000 and was the highest selling single by an Australian act that year.[2] The single was nominated "Highest Selling Single" at the 2000 ARIA Music Awards, but lost to Madison Avenue's "Don't Call Me Baby". "Poison" was also a big success in New Zealand where the single spent 3 consecutive weeks at number 1 and was certified platinum.[3] In Singapore, it reached number 2.[4] It was released in the UK on 2 April 2001, debuting and peaking at number 45.[5]

Music videoEdit

The "Poison" music video was created during the filming of Popstars and therefore, the making of the video featured on the program. The video features the five members, each in their own distinct individual sets for the majority of the song – Tiffani is set in a hotel room, Sophie is set in a fairy garden, Sally is set in an authentic room made of bamboo, Katie is set in a futuristic, bright red room and Belinda is set in a disco room, surrounded by shining disco balls.

Seconds before the final chorus, Tiffani, Sophie, Katie and Belinda slide down poles into Sally's set and spend the final chorus singing together.

Director, Mark Hartley, received two nominations for "Best Video" at the 2000 ARIA Music Awards for "Poison" and Madison Avenue's "Who the Hell Are You", winning an award for the latter.[6]

Formats and track listingEdit

Australian/New Zealand CD single (8573826332)

  1. "Poison"
  2. "Empty Room"
  3. "Poison" (S'N'T Club remix)
  4. "Poison" (Treat Me Bad dub)
  5. "Poison" (Full Phat remix)

UK CD single

  1. "Poison"
  2. "Poison" (S'N'T Club remix)
  3. "Empty Room"
  4. "Poison" (Enhanced video)


Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2000/01) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[7] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[8] 1
United Kingdom (The Official Charts Company) 45

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
Australia (ARIA Charts) [9] 6
Australian artist (ARIA Charts) 1


Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[10] 2× Platinum 140,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ ARIA "2000 Singles Accreditations". Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  2. ^ ARIA "End of Year Singles Chart 2000". Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  3. ^ New Zealand Chart Portal Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  4. ^ Bardot World "Charts – Singapore". Retrieved 10 June 2007.
  5. ^ Official Charts Company Retrieved 10 June 2007
  6. ^ ARIA Music Awards Retrieved 26 June 2007.
  7. ^ " – Bardot – Poison". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  8. ^ " – Bardot – Poison". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  9. ^ "2000 ARIA SINGLES CHART". ARIA. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  10. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2000 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association.

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